French Riviera Yacht Rally 2014

4 to 20 July - 17 Days

From $4825pp

  • What an astounding experience this is. Forget about the crowded coastal road networks and enjoy the French Riviera from the comfort of your yacht. 

    Relax about the details because your hosts and local French-speaking technician will manage them for you, leaving you free to explore en visite ile Porquerolles, St Tropez, St. Maxime, Cannes, Antibes, Villefranche-sur Mer, Menton et Monaco. We have access to a range of yachts 40 to 53 feet, catering for your group sizes and preferences. We love to extend our stay to take in the third week of the Tour de France. If you choose to extend your trip, it lines up with the arrival of the Tour into Paris so, if you are up for it, a big party crowd gather there.

    Sailors, non-sailors, singles, couples or complete crews. No sailing experience necessary.
  • For 2014

    Day 1:

    Arrive in Marseille, rest up and tune into the French way of life. Hotel accommodation on twin share basis with breakfast. Welcome dinner.

    Day 2:

    Embarkation in Port Pin Rolland. Morning at leisure in Marseilles then transfer by coach to the marina in Toulon. There is a restaurant in the marina.

    Day 3:

    Race 1 to Port Porquerolles 10 nm. Our introduction to sailing in France, the Porquerolles Islands National Park. Post race dinner ashore.

    Day 4:

    Leisure Day. Find an anchorage on Porquerolle or the neighboring Ile de Port Cros, Ile Du Levant or Ile de Bagaud. All three islands are included in the Port Cros National Park.

    Day 5:

    Race 2 to Cavalaiere-sur-Mer 10 nm. Post-race dinner ashore in this popular resort town which also offers boutique shops and night time action.

    Day 6:

    Leisure Day. Visit Baie de Pampelonne where the rich and famous go to be seen at Club 55. Enjoy lunch at the water’s edge with your feet in the sand - just fantastic! Then continue to the marina at nearby St. Maxime.

    Day 7:

    Leisure Day. Take the ferry to St.Tropez where the super yachts gather and people-watching on the waterfront is always fun! St Maxime has extensive street markets and a selection of excellent restaurants.

    Day 8:

    Race 3 to St. Marguerite 10 nm. Cruise in the morning to a lunch and swim stop before an afternoon race to St Marguerite. Post race dinner ashore.

    Day 9:

    Leisure Day. Visit the famous Fort Royale where the Man With the Iron Mask was imprisoned in the 17th Century or simply hang on anchor for the day to enjoy the water and the beaches. Take a meal ashore at the famous La Tonnelle Restaurant on nearby St. Honorat.

    Day 10:

    Race 4 to Cannes 8 nm. After a race moor, in the marina and enjoy a post-race dinner ashore.

    Day 11:

    Leisure Day. Although Cannes is a celebrity magnet, the old town has retained its charm and the people are very hospitable. There are wonderful markets, super yachts and more than enough to discover and admire here.

    Day 12:

    Race 5 to Villefranche. Here the architecture and ambience have changed little over the years. Post-race dinner ashore.

    Day 13:

    Leisure Day. Stay for the day and discover the narrow streets running without any pattern under shady mature trees. Or take a trip inland to Grasse, home of the French perfume industry. Then there is the mountain village of Eze, which clings to the cliff top overlooking the sea. The train line is convenient for a visit Nice.

    Day 14:

    Race 6 to Menton. The last French port before Italy, Menton could easily be missed but it is a classic township with good restaurants and a wonderful art gallery.

    Day 15:

    Monaco is semi- autonomous of France and is the oldest monarchy in Europe. If you can trace your ancestry back to the Grimaldi family you will be in for some special treatment because they bought Monaco from the Genoese back in 1308 and have retained it in the family ever since.

    Day 16:

    Explore the glamour and indulgence of Monaco before the Final night dinner.

    Day 17:

    Extend your stay or resume your travels.

  • Yachts Cabins Heads 4 Crew 5 Crew 6 Crew 7 Crew 8 Crew
    Harmony 42 3 2 5,975 5395 5,050    
    Harmony 47 4 2 6,450 5,795 5,350 5,050 4,825
    Harmony 52 3+ 3     6,050 5,650 5,350

    * Please note that all prices are subject to change, based on currency exchange rates.

    * Preliminary Charter Fleet

    Standard Rally Prices include:
    • Mariner Boating hosts with extensive local knowledge
    • Overnight hotel accommodation in Marseilles on a twin share bed and breakfast basis
    • Welcome dinner in Marseilles
    • Coach transfer to the yacht base in Toulon
    • Charter of the yacht selected for 13 nights on a bareboat basis
    • Dinghy and outboard motor
    • Final yacht cleaning
    • Two sets of bed linen and bath towels
    • One way charter redelivery fee
    • Security Deposit Reduction for yacht
    • 24/7 technical support for the yacht
    • Berthing on race days if applicable
    • Five post-race dinners with limited drinks
    • Race management including post-race results
    • Post-race newsletters with leisure day information
    • Race and event trophies
    • Rally vest
    • Coach transfer from Menton to Monaco hotel
    • Final night dinner in Monaco
    • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Monaco on a twin share bed and breakfast basis

    The Prices Exclude:
    • Refundable security deposit payable by credit card - transaction validated but not processed
    • Travel Insurance
    • Provisioning
    • Marina fees on non-race days (if applicable)
    • Flights and taxes
    • Airport Transfers

    Please Note:
    • A completed booking form and a deposit of AU$1,500 per person is required to confirm a booking.
    • Sailing qualifications are required to charter a yacht. Please enquire for details
    • Prices are subject to currency fluctuation
    • Credit card transactions are subject to merchant fees
    • The itinerary and prices are correct at the time of issue but subject to changes without notice (08/04/2013)

    Personal Travel Insurance:
    A valid travel insurance policy is a Mariner Boating booking term condition. We offer Suresave, with whom we have special arrangements for cover during our yacht rallies. Please ask your Mariner consultant for a Suresave no obligation quote.
  • Harmony 42

    • Length: 12.86
    • Draft: 1.55
    • Cabins: 3
    • Berths: 6
    • Heads: 2

    Harmony 47

    • Length: 14.39m
    • Draft: 1.6m
    • Cabins: 3+
    • Berths: 8
    • Heads: 2
    • Built: 2008

    Harmony 52

    • Length: 15.88m
    • Draft: 1.75m
    • Cabins: 3+
    • Berths: 10
    • Heads: 3
    • Built: 2010